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Easter: Behind the Scenes of “The Chosen” 


Season 2: Episode 60
Easter: Behind the Scenes of “The Chosen” 
Date Aired: 4/01/2024

“The Chosen” is a global phenomenon. The streaming series about the life of Jesus is now in its fourth season, which is building toward Jesus’s final week in Jerusalem. Helen and Dave were thrilled to chat with actor Richard Fancy, who plays high priest Caiaphas on “The Chosen.” Richard did some serious research to prepare for his role—he even read Helen’s book! Find out why Richard sympathizes with Caiaphas, a biblical “baddie” who was caught between warring political factions. And learn how Richard worked hard to portray Caiaphas without the ugly antisemitic tropes so often attached to Jewish characters in the New Testament.

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  • The Biblical Time Machine Podcast is hosted by Helen Bond and Dave Roos. Helen Bond is professor of Christian origins at Edinburgh University. She is the author of Women Remembered: Jesus’s Female Disciples, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel, and The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed. Her research focuses on the social and political history of first century Judaea, the historical Jesus and the canonical gospels. Dave Roos is a journalist and writer who contributes to, HowStuffWorks and the popular podcast Stuff You Should Know. Dave has a degree in religious studies from Duke University.